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Senior Software Development Manager, Amazon Video - Prime Acquisitions Team


London, United Kingdom


Amazon Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Amazon Video team delivers high-quality instant video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content. Every day we face the challenges of a fast paced market and expanding technology set. As a member of the Video team, you will spend your time as a hands-on engineer and a technical leader. You will play a key role in building software products and features from the ground up. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of customers worldwide.

The acquisition team is building industry leading acquisition technologies that learn from our customers’ preferences to personalize their experience on mobile, living room, website, as well as off-Amazon locations. The team offers highly motivated engineers diverse challenges from building world-class front-end experiences; on small-screen touch devices to resource constrained living devices, to designing and owning highly available service technologies, and comprehending big-data to create personalized experiences that respond to our individual customer preferences. We’re a self-contained team which enables us to build, learn and optimize at pace. If you’re seeking to grow your career by build compelling customer experiences in a team that owns the full-stack, join us today.

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing software for consumer-facing products, a strong technical ability, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and, of course, a passion for TV and film. As an Amazon software engineer you will design, develop, test, and run operations for the digital store's full stack from front-end to highly scalable distributed systems built on AWS infrastructure.


- Degree in Computer Science or related field
- Previous product development experience in consumer-focused companies
- Hands-on technical experience as software developer, or related role
- Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
- Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
- Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
- Experience developing in at least one of JavaScript, Java, Scala, C, C++, Perl etc.


- Experience developing web services, or other large scale distributed systems, that have been successfully delivered to customers
- Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
- Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
- Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between.


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